Ricardo holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and has contributed to several notable research projects. This includes 9 Fondecyt projects, 8 Fondef projects, 6 CORFO R&D projects, 2 COPEC/UC Foundation projects, one Ring project, one FIA project. He was also the principal investigator of the CORFO 15CTAL-46759 project that gave rise to the Technological Center of Food (CeTA). In addition, he is co-author of 5 national and 2 international patents with 'ReSoul' technology developed by him being currently marketed in Spain. He has consulted national companies such as Concha y Toro and CAPEL and is the founding partner of FishExtendSA.